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to withdrawal by the end of next year. today president obama thanked the troops for their sacrifices. >> we give thanks for the freedoms they defend. the freedom to think what we want and say what we think. to worship according to our own beliefs. to choose our leaders and, yes, criticize them without punishment. >> the president also personally called ten service members to thank them for their work. after the president was done with official business, it was time for him to enjoy thanksgiving dinner at the white house. we're told the first family feasted on turkey, honey baked ham, mashed potatoes, sweet potato potatoes, and a choice of nine different pies. >>> coming up next -- caught in a web of lies. tonight a new controversy for the waitress who claimed she was stiffed on a tip because of her sexuality. >>> plus, a new offer for a manager who lost his job after refusing to open for business on this thanksgiving. >>> and the big reveal is just days away. there's that little butter ball. thousands weigh in on a name for >>> new video from a nine-hour standoff in l.a. a neighbor caught the gu
will be where they need to be by then. janice huff in the weather center will keep an eye on all of it. thanks. >>> in other news, obama care is back at the supreme court. this time the question is about religion and whether this new health care law can require companies to offer contraceptives. our justice correspondent pete williams joins us from our washington bureau tonight with this latest challenge to the law. good evening. >> reporter: good evening. the supreme court has already ruled that corporations have free speech rights. now it has agreed to take up a big question it has never answered before. do private companies also have freedom of religion? the oklahoma family that owns the hobby lobby with more than 550 arts and crafts stores nationwide employing 13,000 people says the company is founded on religious principles. >> we believe wholeheartedly that it is by god's grace and provision that hobby lobby has been successful. therefore, we seek to honor him in all that we do. >> reporter: but the company says providing insurance coverage for contraceptive measures like the morning-aft
. >> reporter: i like it as well. >> thank you. >>> president obama paid them a visit. now the special convenient for a group using what some call extreme methods in a protest at the national mall. >>> not all about the man-made calendar. how one event on holy ground signals it's officially time to prepare for christmas. >>> four people are confirmed dead, as many as 48 others hurt in a train derailment in new york city in the bronx. go to our website for latest. ♪ getting cozy. ♪ shopping for gifts online. ♪ the perfect way to get into the spirit any time. ♪ ♪ hello target.com. ♪ that's my kind of holiday. ♪ pose! yeah! ♪ flash! yeah! ♪ get the family to strike a pose, ♪ ♪ and show off your brand new clothes! ♪ ♪ that's my kind of holiday. >>> new information on the breaking news we're following out of new york. a train derailment, these are first live pictures from the scene that are just coming in. you see the train flipped on its side. it's believed many different cars were actually involved in the derailment in the bronx. the latest numbers on the victims
the fixings and roughly 20,000 pies for dessert. president obama made phone calls to u.s. service members today, thanking them for their service and wishing them happy holiday. the first family is celebrating at the white house. here is part of his message to the nation. >> on behalf of all the obama's, i want to wish you a happy and healthy thanksgiving. we give things for the men and women in uniform and their families. we give thanks for the freedoms they defend and for everyone doing their part to make the united states a better, more compassionate nation. happy thanksgiving. >> you may be curious what they eat at the white house. it's close to what you eat. turkey, honey-baked ham, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, two types of stuffing and nine kinds of pie. >> you have nine kinds of pie at home? >> i don't have nine kinds of anything. nine kinds of pie. >>> tonight, we are going to find out what tripped up superman at the macy's thanksgiving day parade. >>> police turned the table on suspect thieves and used social media themselves. >>> this manassas home went up in flames this earl
buys that the aren't on sale. brian? >> john yang starting us off in chicago tonight. thanks. >>> now to the ongoing troubles of the obama care website and the ongoing effort to get it running better and at greater capacity. that deadline is tomorrow. today the administration was trying to limit expectations again. we get the latest from white house correspondent kristen welker. good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening. with just hours before the administration's self-imposed deadline of having its health care website working for most americans by the end of tomorrow, top officials were hedging their bets today. health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius today blogged that people should shop health care.gov during off-peak hours -- morning, nights, weekends. not a vote of confidence says luke chung. >> it tells me the system isn't fully baked. this system should be able to accommodate as many people that want to get on as possible. >> what i'm going to do is make sure we get it fixed. >> reporter: chung says the administration's goal of making sure the website can sup
for march 31. >>> the first family enjoyed a hearty feast at the white house but president obama did manage to sneak away for a little while. the commander in chief called service members from every branch of the military and thanked them for their dedication and sacrifice for america. >>> tens of thousands of american troops celebrated thanksgiving overseas. >>> with thanksgiving behind us good deeds and random acts of kindness added an extra touch of class. more than 400 homes were evacuated early wednesday after a train derailed causing a chemical spill. the railroad provided the displaced family with a free thanksgiving dinner. >>> in sacramento a record 30,000 people raced up for the annual run to save the hungry. the race hopes to raise about $900,000 for charity. >>> and outgoing boston mayor joined about 200 volunteers to get turkey and fixings for those in need. >>> detroit residents had a dicy weather day, snow blanketing the region led to multiple accidents throughout the motor city. conditions were so bad interstate 75 was temporarily shut down. bill karins is here with the frid
of a little wind. brian? >> rainy, cold night alongside central park in new york. stephanie, thanks. >>> balloons or no, the parade will be on nbc tomorrow morning. >>> even before all the problems with the health care website, the obama white house has been counting on a surge of sorts in sign-ups for the health care plan this very weekend and beyond. the idea was to hear the president tell it, families around the thanksgiving dinner table would discuss it and maybe even persuade some of the young healthy family members to sign up. now the hope is any kind of surge won't crash the site which is working better, but it's still fragile. there is a new setback for small businesses trying to sign up their employees. nbc news white house correspondent kristen welker has more on that end of the story. good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening. today's announcement is particularly problematic because it comes just a few days before the deadline by which the administration said the website would be working well for most americans. now on the eve of thanksgiving, a new problem. as offic
'll be here throughout the rest of the hour. >> see you then. thanks, doug. this is a live look at the white house. things are getting festive there as well. first lady michelle obama and her daughters greeted the crews as they delivered the white house christmas tree. it's a douglass fir from pennsylvania. mrs. obama said it will be decorated with pictures of military homecomings. >>> no word on the cause of a power outage that has hundreds of people in the dark. more than 500 pepco customers without power. most are concentrated in d.c.s southeast and southwest quadrants. pepco isn't sure what caused the outages, but power should be restored by 7:00. >>> crews are working to repair a water main that broke. the 12-inch main burst in rockville. it created a mess in the road. we are told more than 40 customers have been without water service for several hours now including the animal shelter. they are hoping to have the water tuned back on shortly. >>> as we cover prince george's county, traffic is back to normal where a water main break caused a sinkhole that swallowed an suv. some 200 people
. >> kristen dahlgren in manhattan. thanks. >>> millions of americans have another challenge on their minds this weekend -- signing up for health care under the new insurance program, or at least trying to. the obama administration's self-imposed deadline to fix the health care website is midnight tonight. kristen welker is following the story. i guess the question is how are they doing. >> reporter: they say they are doing okay. tech experts have only a few hours left to meet the white house's own deadline for getting the affordable care act website running smoothly. a critical point in restoring confidence in a damaged presidency. in virginia today, signs of progress for the government's health insurance website. >> my experience was wonderful. i love it. there were no problems. we went through everything real smooth. >> it was really fast this morning. i was really surprised. >> reporter: deirdre said she had trouble signing up in october. today she was one of six people nbc news interviewed reporting success, signing up with the help of a nonprofit called neighbor's keeper. >> i was abl
you'll help us help needy families this thanksgiving. thank you. >>> pat lawson muse, thanks so much. we hope you see a lot of visitors and i hope everyone will call in to our hotline. >>> 6:55 now. president obama will turn his attention back to immigration rerm to. of he'll urge congress to pass an immigration reform bill. he'll make that speech at a rec center in chinatown. this is day two of a three-day trip. he's attending several fund-raisers. >>> you may want to get a nap in this afternoon if you're a redskins fan. you could be up pretty late. the skins host the 49ers at fedex field at 8:30. they will have to win their final six games if they want to make the playoffs. they are 3-7 right now, two games behind first place philadelphia and dallas if they win tonight. >>> 6:55 now. let's check the four things you need to know before you head out the door. we are keeping an eye on the d.c. council this morning as a committee votes on a minimum wage hike. the plan would raise the rate to $11.50 by 2016. a full council vote could come next week. virginia's state board of elections c
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